The MFA in Creative Writing in English is a two-year, part-time programme for creative writers. Our programme in the School of English, both bold and historic, focuses on emerging writers and new writing in Hong Kong. It offers students flexibility of contemporary voice through the intense study of craft, including foundations and historical modes. By the end of two years, writers will acquire lifelong practices and mastery. Each student will draft and revise an original Creative Thesis for potential publication.
Intensive study during two years on campus gives writers the extraordinary opportunity to join and forge a dedicated community with fellow writers in Hong Kong. Local and visiting lecturers lead workshops and lectures throughout the programme. At HKU, writers can also participate in longstanding affiliations with the School of English, such as Yuan Yang: A Journal of Hong Kong and International Writing, the Writers' Series, or the Drama Series. The MFA in Creative Writing at HKU offers historical and fresh perspectives in Hong Kong to encourage each writer's emerging body of work.
The MFA at HKU offers both depth and specialization. Lively classes and the building kinship of writers over the course of two years on campus encourages experimentation, whether in fiction, creative nonfiction, playwrighting, or poetry. A unique and customized combination of coursework, workshops, and individual advising helps to provide each student with the foundations and advanced practices toward the Creative Thesis.